The war in Ukraine continues to escalate, and there are indications that Russia may be seeking North Korea’s arms support. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to meet with Russian President Putin soon. In light of these developments, our next guest examines the Kim dynasty and explores what the future may hold for North Korea, often referred to as a hermit kingdom.
Kim Yo Jong, who was designated as her brother’s successor, quickly became the country’s most powerful woman. She is in charge of overseeing the regime’s propaganda department and has taken a prominent role in shaping the country’s foreign policy. In his recently published book titled “Sister”, author Sung-Yoon Lee looks at the extraordinary rise of Kim Yo Jong and discusses the implications of her newfound power, as he shares with Harry Sreenivasan in an interview.